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New 2 million facility opened by Links Trust

Scots pro Carly Booth is joined by fellow LET member Helen Alfredsson at event

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR stars Carly Booth and Helen Alfredsson were on hand to help the St Andrews Links Trust open its new £2million office and warehouse facility.

The duo helped launch what the Links Trust believe will become an integral part of the Links, both aesthetically and from a practical perspective. They also took part in a junior master class which more than 20 children from the St Andrews Links Junior Golf Association attended.

A key component of the Links commercial and retail operation, the state-of-the-art office and storage facility has been built to help provide a more efficient streamlined service to their five stores operated in St Andrews.

“When we started this project on the site of a former contractor’s yard our main ambition was to match groundbreaking design with green credentials,” said Peter Forster, St Andrews Links Trust Chairman of Trustees.

“Those ambitions have now been realised, and we are proud to have an extremely attractive and comfortable working environment. The building has instantly won admirers for its natural beauty and as the natural materials weather, we believe it will continue to blend into the living landscape.”

Also part of the new facility is a showroom for the first-ever Tom Morris lifestyle clothing collection and chief executive Euan Loudon believes this building embodies much of what Tom Morris stood for.

“We are all immensely proud of what Tom Morris achieved and acutely aware of what his legacy means to St Andrews,” he said.

“This building represents many of his outstanding qualities; he devoted much of his life to tending to the Links and cared passionately about development, sustainability and innovation. The Morris Building was inspired by and built with those qualities at its heart and will ensure his name is synonymous with them for future generations, here in St Andrews.”

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